Legal Practice Professor

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Jul 21, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University School of Law is seeking to fill an open tenure-track faculty position (Requisition 24852BR) in the area of legal writing.

The Legal Practice Program at Texas Tech University School of Law is currently ranked the 25th top legal writing program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Legal Practice professors at Texas Tech have the same voting rights as doctrinal faculty as well as pay parity. More information about the Legal Practice Program can be found at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/programs/lp/.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and have a commitment to or demonstrated record of scholarly distinction, exemplary teaching, and institutional or public service. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship are encouraged to apply. Although we recognize that external funding opportunities have traditionally been limited in legal academia, candidates who have strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding or who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service to the School of Law and University is expected. Service duties include program-building as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Prior  teaching experience, law practice experience, or service as a judicial clerk is also preferred.

Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is a state-supported National Research University with an enrollment that exceeds 40,000 students. In addition, Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The law school has approximately 410 students and 36 full-time faculty members. The law school is an integral part of the University and offers 10 dual-degree programs with other Texas Tech schools and colleges. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to over 300,000 people, enjoys affordable housing, abundant sunshine, friendly people, and offers easy access to other parts of the country. For more information, visit our website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The University welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references electronically to the attention of Professor Richard Rosen, Chair, Personnel Committee, at the Texas Tech Jobs website: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/. You may also contact Professor Rosen at richard.rosen@ttu.edu. The submission of applications is preferred by November 1, 2021.